Ammann Joins Asphalt Pavement Industry’s Net Zero Commitment

The road map to a 2050 carbon neutral asphalt industry gains another major ally from the production sphere, as the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) looks to make bigger strides in sustainability.

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Brandon Noel

On June 6, 2024, the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) and Ammann America sent out a press release announcing their official partnership with the association's Road Forward program, which commits the industry and it's partners to a net-zero carbon future by 2050. The company joins an already robust group of industry partners and stakeholders which helps fund ongoing efforts to engage, educate, and empower the U.S. asphalt community.

Ammann America, a member of NAPA since 2016, was founded in 2000 as part of the global, family-owned Ammann companies, which include more than a dozen brands. Ammann America’s President – North American Asphalt Plants, John Elliott, is a member of NAPA’s Legislative Committee. Director Carlos Machado is a member of the IMPACT Leadership Group.

Ammann brings expertise and experience in a wide range of areas within the asphalt industry including asphalt plants, asphalt recycling, light equipment, road building, as well as, software, and transportation. Additionally, the company invests in its own internal sustainability goals through a program they call its eMission, which aims to incorporate productivity and lower maintenance demands for all new Ammann products. eMission’s drivers are reducing carbon emissions, improving efficiency, and alternative power sources like electrification.

“We are grateful to Ammann America for their support of The Road Forward and their continued innovation in asphalt plant design,” remarked NAPA President & CEO Audrey Copeland, PhD, PE. “Their eMission will support our collective efforts to reach net zero by 2050.”  

The Road Forward brings together the entire U.S. asphalt community to conduct research, implementation, and ongoing education. The Road Forward Partners are NAPA members that actively support this work through financial contributions, leadership, and expertise. 

New for 2024, NAPA is also offering opportunities for nonprofit organizations, such as likeminded associations, to support the industry-wide effort. Additionally, agencies are invited to join at no cost to bring their voices to this innovation lab. 

The new tiered program invites all stakeholders to the table to collectively propel the vision toward net zero. The enrollment period, which occurs annually, is open through August 30. The association provides companies the opportunity to support sustainability at